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Family ministry models: what we can learn from each other, part 1

June 1, 2010


In the fall, Southern Seminary will be re-launching their Journal of Family Ministry. The focus of their first issue will be on models of family ministry, and I wanted to share some of the articles I have contributed on what we can learn from each other. Below is part 1 of a series entitled, “The […]

iPhone accountability for teens (and adults!)

August 31, 2009


Have a teenager with an iPhone or iPod touch?  Independent software developer has released a very helpful app that helps parents restrict access to things like explicit iTunes songs, YouTube videos, Safari web browsing, and more (all password protected).  Follow this link for step-by-step instructions.  (Hint: might not be a bad idea for your […]

Leading kids to repentance

August 29, 2009


I just finished reading Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp.  Tripp’s analysis of the teenage years is both theologically precise and practically helpful.  One of my favorite chapters, “Three Strategies for Parenting Teens,” has some great advice for helping cultivate a heart of repentance in our children. Tripp notes, “Rather than seeking to get […]

building purpose into our children

June 30, 2009


As I mentioned previously, I am working through a series of books on parenting. At the moment, I am thoroughly enjoying Tim Kimmel’s Grace-Based Parenting. Throughout the opening chapters I have been challenged to view my parenting philosophy through the eyes and heart of God – to treat my kids as He has treated me […]

we’re having a girl tomorrow

June 2, 2009


I have no idea what I am in for tomorrow. Surprise. Joy. Pink. Crying (her and me). Doctors. More pink. Celebration. And, most of all, a brand new love. We can’t wait to meet you Lilly Claire – and I hope you look like your mother. In honor of this unfathomable shuffle in the gender […]

Virgin Lips Movement

May 7, 2009


Virgin Lips Movement – ever heard of it? While it has gained worldwide media attention and scorn, I recently heard the actual phraseology for the first time in an article by Dr. Albert Mohler.  The movement, which seems to be a more hard-core version of the Abstinence Pledges of the 1980s and 1990s, seeks to […]

john chrysostom on parenting

March 28, 2009


John Chrysostom, aka the “gold-tongued preacher” of church history, is probably best-known for his unrivaled ability to preach the Bible.  As I was studying for my message this weekend on honoring father & mother, I came across a little-known sermon he preached entitled, “An Address on Vainglory and the Right Way for Parents to Bring […]